piggish


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pig·gish

 (pĭg′ĭsh)
adj.
Resembling or characteristic of a pig, as in being greedy or stubborn: a piggish grunt; a piggish appetite.

pig′gish·ly adv.

piggish

(ˈpɪɡɪʃ)
adj
1. like a pig, esp in appetite or manners
2. informal chiefly Brit obstinate or mean
ˈpiggishly adv
ˈpiggishness n

pig•gish

(ˈpɪg ɪʃ)

adj.
1. greedy; gluttonous.
2. stubborn.
[1810–20]
pig′gish•ly, adv.
pig′gish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.piggish - resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy; "piggish table manners"; "the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father"; "swinish slavering over food"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

piggish

adjective
Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
Translations

piggish

[ˈpɪgɪʃ] ADJ (in manners) → cochino, puerco; (= greedy) → glotón; (= stubborn) → tozudo, testarudo

piggish

adj
eyes, faceSchweins-
(= greedy)gefräßig; personverfressen (inf), → gefräßig; appetiteunmäßig, kannibalisch; (= dirty)saumäßig (inf); (= nasty)fies (inf), → schweinisch (inf); (= stubborn)fies (inf)
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An ugly, piggish, or fishy eye, now, makes me feel quite ill; it's like a bad smell.
It looks very splendid there, but I feel piggish to have it.
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To be piggish as you and I have been all our lives does not seem to be just the thing for immortals to be doing.
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In The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 (1892) Friedrich Engels described the crudity, filth, and drunkenness of unskilled Irish workers, together with their piggish propensities.
The great art historian Bernard Berenson snapped at someone who had charged Beerbohm with sloth: "That is a piggish remark .
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Writing in Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli columnist Nahum Barnea captured the basic message of the protesters: 'From a society that sanctifies solidarity we have turned into a piggish, greedy and shameless society'.